The Little Book of Big Ideas: Economics contains the profiles and theories of 50 of the world's most eminent economists. From mercantilists through Keynesians to modern economic thought, this book gets behind 50 of the greatest minds and 10 core theories. Covering Hume, Smith and Marx, succinct biographies provide an insight into economists' personalities and reveal the outstanding contribution that each has made to this pervasive discipline. Essential concepts and themes have been expertly selected and complex issues are explained in their social, political and cultural context.
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In 1815 , Ricardo published a pamphlet in which he criticised the British Corn
Laws , and argued that the elevated rents resulting from restrictions on corn ( that
is , grain ) imports were cutting into profits , slowing investment and growth .
One of the most important contributions made by Mill was his distinction between
the character of the laws of production and those of distribution . Whereas the
laws of production are akin to physical laws , the laws of distribution are not found
His The Entropy Law and the Economic concept of entropy from Process ( 1971 )
became the foundations of the ... Died : 1994 , Tennessee USA Romania The
implications of the laws of thermodynamics to economics are the core of ...
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Introduction by Professor James Rollo
Ibn Khaldun 12 Thomas Mun
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